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Al Jazeera America
Nov 16, 2013 2:30pm EST
to that? >> once they fully understand the concept, why don't you guys come up with this sooner? >> to date, eight out of ten available donor hearts never make it to a patient in need for a variety of factors, including distance between hospitals. this would preserve the hearts in a more optimal environment. >> we feel very confident in the organ care system to double the heart transplant volume. >> while the founder and transmetics, the company that came up with the organ care system, the eureka moment came while training as surgeon. >> the heart is just thrown in a plastic bag and thrown on ice. that was the first revelation that there has to be something better. >> learning how to use the ice will be standard for training for surgeons, but for now doctors use the human care system on the closest thing to a human heart, pig hearts. >> i've dissected my fair share of animals with my biology background, so i'll do my best to feel a beating heart in the machine. >> once removed from the donor's body the heart is quickly connected to the device through the aorta. [ heart pumping ]
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 1:30pm EDT
-- it's a southwest flight. i don't know the number. there is a lot going on right now. they are going to be shuttling everybody out of here. and take us off of the plane, i'm hearing. >> have they indicated to you whether or not you would be held for questioning or taken to another location so you can catch your flight. >> just another location, apparently, they have told us. so yeah, it's kind of unnerving now, because i can see all of the terminals emptying out and bussing people away. >> did you know there might have been an active shooter situation inside the airport? >> i did. because right before our flight was about to go off, security was running through the airport. >> people have a tendency to see things and then see them later on. when you say security, are you talking about tsa -- >> no, it was l.a. police. >> guns drawn? >> yes. l.a. police. >> what were they saying? >> nothing. they were just running full speed. >> were they running toward a gate or an exit. >> they were running toward an exit. it happened i believe in a different terminal from where i'm at. >> so you th
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 2:30pm EST
here and they do and mostly they don't. that is a tricky part. how do we find a way to study them where we don't have to be right there to influence their behavior. >> the answer he believes is this. >> this may look like a tor toro but this is a robot they are talking about. chris clark you are the man gee behind it . >> we have a av and we want to collected datcollected data abo. it use us sensors and a compass and a doppler velocity log. >> what are the sensors and what are they doing. >> we attach sensors for the that listen for the sharks. it listens for the tags ateached to the sharks and it will drive around and follow the sharks as they move. what we have here are dummy plugs and these attach to a hydro phone. it's like a mike r microphone bt goes under water. the hydro phones are listening for acoustic categor tags and te things this big that attach to a fish or shark. every two seconds they will ping, ping. >> these robots have been used to shall for a decade now. they are used to mo monitor temperature and light and all things you want to know to monitor the ocean. we are as
Al Jazeera America
Nov 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
. >> there are major differences in the experiences, for one, e-cigs don't have the heat of congress visional cigarettes. but those who have convert today e-cigs say the health benefits are worth t including the potential to wean yourself off nicotine. >> how much second hands do you like? >> i started out at 24-milligrams. >> wow. >> yeah, so pretty hard at first. and then right now i am just like six to zero. >> customize the amount of nicotine you want is especially easy with reusable e-cigarettes known at mods, mods are not only refillable, but often feature visible voltage batteries. >> i can customize the amount of draw if the colder hit, warmer hit. as well as that's just one piece of the puzzle. there is like hundreds and hundreds of variations that you can make. >> the liquid in the e-cigarette can contain anything from concentrations of nicotine from zero to 25 or 26-milligrams, and sweet things called juices which give the e-cigarettes their fruity flavor. here is the controversy, critics are concerned that these attractive fruity flavors could help young people using e-significant
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 1:30am EST
the path to regulatory approval is murky. >> this technology is so new we don't have regula regulatory oun how it has to be screened. >> in the meantime citrus growers like traf ises travis murra murphy is taking it one day at a time. it's juicy. not only does it taste good, it's good for you. i just hope and i can't envision florida without oranges. we have got to find a solution. and we will. >> it really looks like the citrus tre industry is in troube not just in florida but around the world. >> it's afoackettin affects" afs aing afoackettin afefktsing afg groves in california and china. and there is no cure yet and no one knows how to get a grasp on it at all. what if these technique don't work is there any other approach they can take. they're approaching it in a medium and longterm strategy. the rna and that is a medium terrorism strategy. therthere is another longterm strategy with the transgenic approach. they are using genes from spinach and putting them florida the citrus treats and the gene produces a protein that inhibits the bacteria. >> a genetically modified organism. a tran
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
as well. >> i don't think anyone expected the exposure numbers that we found. from the first grade to seven, 78-year-old teams, the average impacts is 150 per season per player, some 80 times the acceleration of gravity. >> can you do that five times again? >> 10-year-old ryan is a young player virginia tech is studying. he suffered a head injury in a running deal. dr mark rogers, a team physician for the hoekies is giving a follow up exam. >> eight to 10-year-olds are getting a lot of hits, some pretty good g-force. some of the hits are up to 100 gs. >> it's dangerous. >> it's high. a lot of stuff generates changes. they are not doing a lot of head to head contacts or hitting drills during the week. the fact that he may have had a concussion - does to give you reservations about football. >> when your children get injured it makes you think. as long as you have programs like this, where people are trying to help and making sure the kids stay as safe as approximately. i wouldn't hesitate putting the kids out there if he wants to play. that would be his decision. >> professor dumis
Al Jazeera America
Nov 10, 2013 2:30am EST
-fine fiber. it's kind of hard to get it started. you can start to see what it's made of. >> oh yeah. don't floss your edit with this. >> it's gorilla floss, for sure. the key is time, temperature and pressure. we found that with increasing pressure ballistic properties went up. the harder we would squeeze it add the right temperature the more the ballistic resistance there was. >> i've got to be honest, it is so light i'm having a hard time believing that this could withstand rapid fire weapons. >> that little piece of plastic that's less than a quarter-inch thick has 400 layers in it. but it's eight, nine times lighter than steal with the same type of stopping power. >> as they say, seeing is believing. we went to a shooting range to test hard wire 's bulletproof being material. starting with a .9 millimeter glock. >> let's turn this into a ballistics challenge. ear plugs in. >> clear. >> definitely hit it. thank you . well? >> nothing penetrated the pack but you can see a couple holes down here writ hit. some of the rounds were deflected down through the bottom. and the ones that didn'
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 2:30pm EST
director walt kline. why is this mission so important? >> because if we don't do anything about it we're just going to continue on wrecking air. the job of the plain is to conduct the symphony of the science. making sure the scientists are getting what they need, when they want it, how they want it and making sure they get it safely. >> each station, take different readings. the is mission is called seachrs. >> are exposing only the colors of the radar to them. >> on the ground, dozens of scientists monitor the flights in mission control. they can track the flight path through radar. jasmine velapich. >> almost no other plane is capable of reaching high altitudes. we have remote sensors that allow us to look at the chem composition of the atmosphere, the outfloor of convective activity. we're also interested in looking at the effects of hurricanes. >> even higher up in space a fleet of formation satellites pass over where the planes fly. just took off an hour ago, the scientists went right to work. all sorts of instruments that are doing some really incredible science. wee have severa
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
step and as i move my body the exo will move with me. if i don't move to the any next position the exo stops. >> test pilots like amanda boxtel and jason geezer, how have they helped you advance this technology. >> they have helped tremendously. everything is unpredictable once you introduce a human into the situation. 38 had a different idea how to control something. without people like amanda and jason we would be at a standstill because we couldn't test anything. >> the robot still has its limitations. right now it can only be used in a rehabilitative setting with a trained physical therapist. then there's the being cost. between $110,000 and $130,000. they hope the food and drug administration can help. >> i don't get enough of these, heart to heart hugs. >> if you need another heart to heart, i'm your man. >> thank you. >> the emotional impact of this is obvious. but are the there other associated health benefits with being able to walk? >> absolutely. all the doctors and all the patients using this agree, standing up that much, helps how they digest, lowers their pain, an
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
. >> -- amazon is hike at night. >> what happened? >> i don't know, it's like they evaporated. >> this night we walked, and gordon calls and says what's bumping that. >> is this a dead spider on the web. i checked it out. a thing that looked dead started to move back and forth. >> they may have made a fake spider out of debris. >> coming closer we realised there was a small spider making a big fake spider in the web. >> it's a tiny spider disguised as a big spider. the real spider is small, long abdomen, short webs, it's not a bigger version of itself, but a spider that's nearby. he's vibrating the web to make it look like he is a big spider. it was so cool, something we had no idea existed and the world had no idea existed. we were stoked. >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight - correct legs on the fake. >> the spider is not just different. it's different from another animal, there's no other app malls besides humans that can make a bigger version of itself. >> it wasn't a spider in the web, it was something else. >> yes, it blew my mind. eight legs. >> you don't think about spider
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